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Building solutions provider Holcim Philippines, Inc. has tied up with the University of the Philippines for an elective course this year on how the construction industry can have a more positive long-term impact on development.


The course will include topics such as sustainable design, environmental and social issues in construction and the latest in building solutions and innovations.

Holcim Philippines’s Sustainable Construction course (CE197 Elective), offered to UP-Institute of Civil Engineering (UP-ICE) students, aims to teach the next generation of builders the advantages of sustainable construction or designing and executing projects that balances economic, environmental and social interests. This concept is the primary advocacy of the global LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, which encourages the building industry to play a bigger role in shaping a sustainable future.

Guest lecturers from Holcim Philippines as well as other industry experts will discuss the topics under the course for the first semester of the current academic year. The course will include topics such as sustainable design, environmental and social issues in construction and the latest in building solutions and innovations.

Holcim Philippines president and CEO John Stull thanked UP-ICE for the partnership and encouraged more young professionals in the building industry to take on the challenge of executing projects with sustainability in mind.

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